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. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is monday, october 29th, 2012. we're tracking hurricane sandy. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning. the same goes for most private schools right now. the federal government also cled. all nonessential employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to t
millions of people grapple today with the impact of superstorm sandy. the extent of the damage still not known. on this day after. >> the death count is now at 38. with the potential to climb. the storm's punishing winds and rain knocked out power to more than 8 million people in 20 states. in new jersey, water flowing over a levee led to the evacuation of hundreds of people. and new york, the city tt never sleeps is just now waking up after a night and day in the dark. >> new york's mayor referred to the storm as devastating. though the worst has passed now, we're still feeling some of the impact. this wall of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage thr
>> this morning on 11 news, bracing for sandy as the slow moving hurricane heads towards the east coast, a look at how the state is preparing. >> how a house fire killed a 5-year-old. >> who joined state leaders for a marriage equality conference. >> and the ravens do their part to make sure no one goes hungry this holiday season. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> this is 11 news saturday morning. >> a state of emergency has been declared for every county in maryland as we brace for the effects of hurricane sandy. welcome to 11 news saturday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. that super storm could hit anywhere from north carolina to new england in the coming days. what all that means? all hands on deck. >> 11 news has team coverage of sandy's potential impact with rob roblin and david collins and we begin with john collins in the weather center. what are the latest models predicting? >> the main event is still a couple of days away so the weekend, we will see some of the effects but the real blast comes the start of next week. sa
weather center. >> the one positive of sandy is t is coming ashore so rapidly, increasing speed, it is ashore not quite at the time of high tide. it looked like that would be the time it would be coming ashore. about the shore now. let me show you the regional doppler. this is how else looks right now. raining here,is equally snowing at the same rate. in the mountains of west virginia, those are the areas that are under a blizzard warning. the the centeree of sandy coming near oceant now city, new jersey. the track will take it across delaware bay. , the reinss around new york city, even into island, have not been as as they had been up through our area. can see these winds continue from the northwest. that is tending to drive the water out. we have had wind gusts up to 52 in the last hour. iran to atlantic city, the is bottoming. -- around advantage city, the is bottoming and will to our north.ve perhaps another two or 3 inches of rain. the total rainfall around the will be 5-6rea inches. 8:00 to midnight or 1:00 in the morning will be the time were we have to watch for more da
that lost power during sandy in our area. about 3,100 dominion virginia customers in our area still have no electricity. pepco says just seven customers are without power. >> outages at some schools mean another day for some students in our area to be off. in anarundel county, four schools are still closed. louis witown elementary is still without power. all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage issues. >>> temperatures are down to around 40 degrees this morning. sandy spinning over southeastern canada still. you still see the huge effects of this storm. we're still getting scattered sprinkles from western pennsylvania into western maryland. thankfully, the big snow machine has ended out there. the dark blue areas are around freezing. that's much of western pennsylvania into western maryland. the light blue generally in the low to mid 40s. we're going to hold steady here for the next several hours and not warm up much today. hour by hour, by 6:00 a.m., it actually may dip down to the upper 30s and maybe a few sprinkles around, and then by noontime
is keeping up with sandy. again, water levels 2 to 3 feet above normal. sea witch festivals have been canceled. the mandatory evacuation in place for anybody tt is within 3/4 mile of the beach and delaware bay. you have mandatory evacuations in place until 8:00 this evening. we cannot remind you enough about the severity of the situation and for you to go out and buy supplies if you have not already done so and prepare to begin leaving the coastal region. we still spotted some people out here this morning, trying to take pictures, coming out for morning jogs and just taking a glimpse at mother nature. >> we came down for the weekend and got here on friday and heard, you know, sandy and everything. we're still going to go. took a chance and we're leaving now, we're heading back. right now, you know, pennsylvania, they're saying they're in a state of emergency and all that. we're going to take our chances, hope we get back safely. >> we've also got to mention we are anticipating a full moon tonight, which is going to make for even higher water conditions. look at this. just inching in,
is climbing four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm has claimed 74 lives in the u.s. more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast. most of the outages in the new york area. in the meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand yesterday. during that tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >> pepco says it's restored power to all of its customers affected by sand dominion hopes to do the same by tonight. about 1,700 of its customers are still in the dark. that number was over 3,000 just a few hours ago. more than 4,000 bge homes and businesses in our area have no electricity. most of them are in anne arundel county. novak is working to restore four a little more than 250 customers. >>> some students will have another day. in anne arundel county four schools are closed. chapel forge early childhood center in prince george's county is also without power, as is lewis town elementary in frederick county, maryland, and all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage
left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and
>> how is it looking today? >> much better, but we are still having hurricane sandy. it is taking a long time to dissolve. it is pretty chilly out there. we have 49 degrees in downtown baltimore and 44 in keene's bill. looking at the forecast for today, high temperatures only in the mid-50s's, and it is going to feel colder, gusting at about 20 miles per hour. again and maybe just a little bit of a sprinkle in the western suburbs. we will continue to talk about this in the forecast. are the roads shaping up? >> let's check some closures. on hartford road, and at 152 at singer wrote, so far so good in terms of speed sensors not thinking of a lot. we are making our way towards 795. we are at 55 miles per hour. if you are going to travel further south, 54 miles per hour. 95 checks out ok. let's give you a live view of traffic. so far so good now on the major roadways. we will let you know if anything crops up. that is the latest. >> city police are dealing with several different incidents in the last 12 hours, including a shooting that happened just after midnight in north baltimore.
>>> sandy's impact. trees and wires mangled roads impassable. more than 100,000 people without power in our area alone. >> meanwhile, the most extensive damage is in the big apple. the biggest city left under water. >> welcome. i'm barbara harrison. i'm keith russell. montgomery county schools announced they will be open on time tomorrow. once again, montgomery county schools will be open for business tomorrow. >> right now, we are going to lieutenant governor of maryland who is speaking right now. there's a press conference under way for the state of maryland. take a listen. >> hats off to everyone with mention to the work being done by the national guard as well as the maryland state police. >> governor, thank you. let me update you on a couple situations. we are experiencing -- the things we are looking for right now as this storm moves off and up into the susquehanna, the flooding issues will be with us for quite a few days. we are monitoring the flow. as you know, from these events, that will be a concern of ours for several days. there is some flooding of rivers we are an
the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. >>> closer to home,
, the perfect storm. sandy brings utt devastation overnight. unprecedented walls of water destroy the coastline and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitals forced to evacuate. >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. >> now, new dangers. >> not by water, not by flood, not by sandy. but by fire. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the catastrophic damage, dramatic rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. >>> and you are lookingt the scene overnight in parts of new york city. fires raging in the floodwaters. dozens of homes destroyed. entire neighborhoods on fire. we have new pieces of information pouring in every minute right now. this storm has taken many lives. at least 16 so far. there's so much devastation. >> it is remarkable, we're seeing these images more and more. and the 7.5 million people are out of power at this hour. the center of the storm,
and look at super storm sandy. while she's weakened and the winds have died down, the footprint of the storm is still great. most of the northeast right now, all the northeast, being influenced somehow by sandy and just to give you an idea, the wind gusts have calmed down quite a bit. as a matter of fact, in terms of gusts, we're not really even seeing any here. you go out towards the shore and it has calmed down quite a bit. so now we just deal with the aftermath to clean up and what not from this and it does look like halloween for our kids in the area has not been canceled. >> i know a lot of kids with a lot of costumes and a lot of candy getting ready. >> it's going to be a little chilly, but it's a go. >> we can add layers. that's good news. >>> let's talk about some of the bad news now caused by sandy. power companies all over the region are working overtime right now to restore electricity. dominion virginia has about 60,000 customers without power in northern virginia. pepco has about 7,000 customers. bge is reporting more than 64,000 in montgomery, prince george's, calv
. >>> thousands of people heading back to work for the first time since sandy. the president touring some of the hardest hit areas including the jersey shore. that storm blamed for at least 50 deaths. one in anne arundel county, two in virginia as well. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters in american history. it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> plus students heading back to school. power outages keeping some closed. in fairfax county, langley high school, sleepy hollow all closed. jefferson elementary in d.c. will not have school today. barcroft elementary in arlington is closed. in howard county, bowman bridge elementary is closed because of power outages there. 17 schools in anne arundel county are also closed. as for other closings and delays in virginia, manassas park city schools are closed, and two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah county with buses using snow emergency routes. frederick county schools are on a two-hour delay. >> and then there's the power question. right now utility companies
on how sandy is impacting the presidential election coming up later in the newscast. thank you very much. >>> and back to some of the unbelievable pictures coming out of new york city. this is the subway station and new york city's mayor said all of the 10 tunnels that carry new yorkers under the east river are flooded. limited subway service will resume tomorrow. buses will be used to make up for the lack of trains running between manhattan and brooklyn. meantime, two of new york's three major airports are back open today. the flights resuming slowly at jfk and newark. laguardia, though, still closed and this ivideo of trucks pumping water from the runways at laguardia. the airport officials are not sure when it will reopen. by the way, if you're flying through the area tonight or tomorrow, it's probably a good idea to check with your airline before you head to the airport. >>> wall street is back in business today. the new york stock exchange reopened. you may remember trading closed for two days because of sandy. the nasdaq resumed operations and this is the first time in 27 years tha
and will bring update >> at this hour, our area is getting back to normal after sandy. today, the federal government is reopened. most students in the area are back to class. the numbers onandy's destruction remain staggering. the storm is to blame for 55 deaths nationwide. power outages stand at 55 homes and businesses down from 8.5 million. sandy is shaping up to be one of the costliest disasters in the u.s. it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> the worst may not be over for some flood prone neighborhoods in the area. the river has gone down somewhat. news 4s melissa mollet is live. what is it looking like out there now? >> reporter: good morning, barbara. high tide came and went at 10:06. take a look at this, completely dry here. we have a couple patches of water. nothing like what we were dealing with yesterday. let's take a look at that. 24 hours ago, you can see what a big difference it is. yesterday, i was standing in six or seven inches of water. today, standing on the ground, this road technically opened, but not much traffic. still, restaurant
>>> one school feeling the affects of sandy. pendleton county on a two-hour delay. >> 44 degrees out there. cold start to the day. we're hoping the rain has moved out and we can have calm back in the washington, d.c. area. >> sandy is still affecting us. we may get blustery winds. we don't have sprinkle activity like yesterday. as we go back in time, look at what's happening the last 12 hours, you can see this great circulation in the atmosphere from canada all the way down to the carolinas and northwesterly flow swinging around the center of circulation and the remnants of sandy moving slowly to the north and weakening. we're getting a few isolated sprinkles out in southwestern pennsylvania. one little batch of slight snow in garrett county, got hammered with a couple of feet of the heavy, wet snow. thousands without power in western maryland and parts of west virginia. partly cloudy sky. mostly clear east of washington and around the chesapeake bay. all of the areas in dark blue in the cold 30s. need your winter coat this morning, and the winds picking up. we're talking windchi
been without power. >> the entire house shook. >> the day after sandy. the clean-up is underway across the d.c. area. homes and businesses damaged by falling trees. >> i measured some screaming and that's when i moved into the -- heard some screaming and that's when i moved into the hallway to try to find my kid and family. >> new york and new jersey are reeling. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> tonight fox 5 is covering sandy's aftermath from every angle. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. here are some of the latest headlines now from sandy's aftermath. officials estimate the super storm killed at least 50 people, 8.2 million people without power in states as far as michigan. >> now tonight flooding fears along the potomac river. let's begin the coverage with fox 5's will thomas in alexandria. >> reporter: as you know, we are often here in old town alexandria during our storm coverage at the water he is edge at the end of king street. that's where we are right now. we've been pushed back a bit because indeed there h
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> all eyes on sandy. right now the hurricane spinning toward the east coast and is expected to morph into a super storm. tonight fox 5 has complete coverage as the d.c. area braces for heavy rains, whipping winds and flooding. the district, maryland and virginia have already declared states of emergency. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. forecasters fear sandy will turn into what they are calling a frankenstorm, a monster combination of wind, rain and maybe even some snow. sue palka begins our storm coverage with the latest on sandy's track. >> yeah, you look at the picture behind you you were showing radar and you wouldn't think this looks like that kind of a monster storm, but, in fact, we do believe it's going to pull some cold energy, winter-like storm that's coming from the west into itself and become that mega storm that everybody has been talking. about so it will go from a tropical storm to a very strong almost nor'easterlike storm here in the next 36 to 48 hours. now it's still tropical with winds of
we started at 4:00 on the east coast. join us tomorrow morning as sandy makes landfall. >> remember, we want you to be a part of our time. share the pictures with us. letteryoureport at foxnews.com. you report at fox news.com. send us your pictures and stay safe. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. special coverage for the hurricane, hurricane sandy, size and scope unprecedented and the hurricane wreaking havoc. good morning, it is monday and october 29th. >> steve: meanwhile, we'll take you live to delaware. waves expected to reach heights of 20 feet. >> brian: check this out. looks like snow. it is it sea foam blanketing the shore in north carolina . >> steve: pretty but deadly . we have live teem coverage on the coast. peter doocy in delaware and fox news meterologist maria molina is in the weather center. we'll start there and get the latest on sandy. >> good morning, everyone. sandy has continued to strengthen. hurricane hunters flying through the storm and found that the minimum central pressure lowered 596 milibar accident it is breaking records i
, everyone. special coverage for the hurricane, hurricane sandy, size and scope unprecedented and the hurricane wreaking havoc. good morning, it is monday and october 29th. >> steve: meanwhile, we'll take you live to delaware. waves expected to reach heights of 20 feet. >> brian: check this out. looks like snow. it is it sea foam blanketing the shore in north carolina . >> steve: pretty but deadly . we have live teem coverage on the coast. peter doocy in delaware and fox news meterologist maria molina is in the weather center. we'll start there and get the latest on sandy. >> good morning, everyone. sandy has continued to strengthen. hurricane hunters flying through the storm and found that the minimum central pressure lowered 596 milibar accident it is breaking records in the portion of the northeast as we make landfall and the winds have picked up at 85 miles per hour and more strengthening is forecast before sandy makes landfall. it could have maximum sustained winds then. and stronger gusts are always possible. it is not a hurricane, it is making a transition to a nor'east
at the waves, folks. this is just the beginning of what sandy will look like on the east coast. schools are cancelled, and rehoboth regional school districts will bring you much more. live coverage from rehoboth beach. i'm erica gonzalez for "news 4 today." back to you guys in the studio. >> let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein, who is checking the track of the storm and when it's going to arrive in our area. >>> right now where erica was, they've had wind gusts of 40 to 45 miles an hour and bands of rain coming in. this is sandy. it is beginning to turn north and later today will take a sharp left and turn inland. it is going to take that westerly turn in the afternoon hours, maintain a category 1 strength until right before landfall. the latest track for sandy and the landfall times does look like it's coming ashore. they've narrowed this. this just came in. this is the very latest track from central new jersey down to ocean city. we are still going to see perhaps the landfall of the center of circulation moving inland. it will move inland as a tropical flow, but still very h
,600 here in the d.c. burbs. >>> sandy also caused damage in fairfax county. trees came crash down and brought down power lines with them. this is the scene in annandale. a giant tree toppled and nearly missed clara reynolds' house. >> very frightening. >> reporter: how loud? >> real loud. you probably could have heard it a couple blocks. >> others suffered damage to their roofs. norm richards was inspecting his home earlier today, found a small leak. he used wood and blue tarp to make a temporary fix. neighbors say despite some of the damage they know sandy could have been a whole lot worse. >>> clean-up is going on now in ocean city, maryland, where it is a whole lot worse. it will be a long time before that area recovers. fox 5's sherri ly is live now with more. >> reporter: we're here in annapolis on our way back from ocean city and as you mentioned, hurricane sandy could have been far worse, but that does not mean that the beaches in the bay areas escaped unscathed. here at the city docks in annapolis you can see they have some minor flooding down here. the waters are recedi
, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." sandy has gone. new york tries to get back to life. >> this is crazy. it has taken me 45 minutes just to get right there from third street. i have never seen traffic like this in my life. >> on the campaign trail, though, it with five days ago, the campaign -- the campaigners are covering the country in search of every vote. and new wealth is opening a great divide for the next generation of leaders. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. three days after super storm sandy hit the eastern united states, the death toll has climbed to more than 80. 4 million homes and businesses are still without power. slowly, though, new york is trying to come back to life. some subways are rolling again, but getting around by car takes forever. the bbc took to the streets. >> taxi delays greeted commuters this morning at the river crossings. it was the journey from hell. this was the bus queue in brookline -- in brooklyn. spare a thought for those who took a car. a painful crawl that tested the
tucker barnes and get the latest on hurricane sandy. you know, we've heard -- we talk about the precise path, the category of the storm. but we're kind of being told not to focus so much on that because it will do a lot more damage than maybe what you think? are we category one? >> we are category one but here is what is amazing. the tropical storm-force winds extend 485 miles from the center. so we are dealing with those winds from the carolinas to maine this morning. we are in the middle of that, of course. it is intensifying. the pressure is falling further. if you are into this kind of thing, down to 946 millibars, which is extremely low pressure. if that is falling, that tells us the storm is getting stronger. >> so it could be worse than we expected? >> i'm not sure it is going to be worse but it is going to as bad as we expected. maximum winds now 85. you get the idea with that pressure falling, it is continuing to do its thing. there is your radar. that is a local look. want to mention that our rain, which has been light in places has become steadier here in the las
>> at least 38 people are dead across the northeast in sandy's wake. a storm that may be the worst new york city has ever seen. it destroyed dozens of buildings and homes from lower manhattan to queens. more than a million people are without power. parts of the subway system are still underwater. >> at home, the federal government will reopen tomorrow with the option of unscheduled leave and work. most of the major school districts in our area in maryland and virginia will also reopen tomorrow. no word yet from the d.c. public schools. >> almost 150,000 people in our area are still without power because of the storm. fewer than 10,000 of those are pepco customers. pepco credits out of state communications for what it calls a relatively small number of outages. >> the main reason for the power outages are trees that came down. there is a bunch of northern virginia. pat collins is in arlington where people are cleaning up and trying to deal with the lack of power. >> reporter: sandy has left a number of people in northern virginia with the great sense of powerlessness. chesterbrook a
aftermath of hurricane sandy. and hearing the stories with his victims like that woman in new jersey. here's where we are at 5:30 a.m. eastern time this morning. the death toll as a result of sandy now stands at 72 according to the associated press. 5.6 million homes and business as long the eastern seaboard still without electricity. in new york city, half of manhattan is pourlewerless, the travel situation is getting into motion. limited subway station resumes in areas where the tunnels are not flooded. governor cuomo declared a transportation emergency which suspends fares on all mass transit. limited flights expected to resume at laguardia airport at 7:00 a.m. today. the situation remains dicey in other parts of the city. bellevue hospital, the city's top trauma center is now shut down. last night the hospital safely evacuated the remaining 300 patients after fuel pumps to backup generators failed. we followed two days of around the clockwork to keep that power running. at one point employees made a 14-floor human chain to get buckets of fuel up to the generators. but with
. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> super storm sandy moves in and leaves widespread damage and millions in the dark this morning. >>> and breaking news. as if storm damage wasn't enough, look at this. new york city firefighters battling a massive fire, new overnight. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 30th, 2012. >> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm being blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county, maryland. more than 6 million homes and businesses in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital evacuated last night because of a power outage. doctors and nurses started with the sickest and the youngest, loading them into ambulances. that includes 20 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. some on respirators operating under battery power. and if the power outages weren't enough, a 13-foot wave of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities reporting severe flooding. and sandy being blamed for this burst
, a developing impact from sandy in our area, a leak at a water plant in maryland is sending about 2 million gallons of raw sewage rushing out every hour. this is all happening at the little pautuxent reclaimation plant in howard county. sky fox is over that scene right now. the overflow was caused by a power outage. bg and e has made the plant a top priority to get back online. there are no mandatory evacuations at this time. residents are asked to avoid the little pautuxent river, south of route 32. >>> in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of people in d.c., maryland and virginia are waking up in the dark this morning following sandy's arrival. here are the current numbers, dominion reports more than 103,000 customer out in northern virginia, about 21,000 pepco customers are without power, that number is down. bg and e has around 82,000 outages in montgomery, prince georges, howard and dutchess counties. novec, potomac edison and smeco, is that what people call it? are there is experiencing significant outages. >>> if you are headed out today, a reminder that metro is closed again this
. let's get the latest from new york. >> superstorm sandy may have destructiont the behind continues to have a lasting impact. in hoboken, new jersey, national rolled in where 20,000 flooded in stranded homes. stillter of this city is supplies arend running low. farther south, the powerful lifted homes from their foundations and ruptured gas spreading fears of a e explosion. a> everywhere you go, you hear noise of the open gas lines. >> utility crews cannot reach fire in an affluent jersey e neighborhood and are until they can shut off the gas. york, it really is a tale cities. nie you can see the stark difference. manhattan split in half. those with power and those without. above 34th street, the lights are on. below 34th street, it's dark and vacant. but gribble little scary, we just have to make it work. >> 14 of 23 subway lines in the running on a limited basis. traffic on the street remains clogged. mayor ordered an unprecedented passenger menem for all manhattan.ng three-car minimum. in brooklyn, share a shovel into , that's another idea. >> the lights are back on in our area f
>> sand sandy in south point as residents and business owners get ready. i'm jennifer franciotti. a live report is next. >> as sandy turns up the east coast, ocean city residents are asked to prepare for the worst. >> could the threat of sandy be the reason for massive lines at early voting sites? >> and lady liberty has a birthday. how officials mark the occasion. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11, live, local, late breaking. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> bracing for sandy, hundreds of thousands preparing for the worst as the category one storm barrels up the u.s. coastline and has already killed 58 people in the caribbean. welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm mindy basara. an 800-mile swath of the country is in the crosshairs of sandy. >> residents on the east coast are preparing for winds, rain, and snow in some areas. >> we have live coverage with tony pann and jennifer franciotti. we begin with tony. >> today's not going to be a big deal. it will be a good day to prepare for things. we might get some rain and it will be b
are moving the mess sandy left behind, but in some of the hardest hit communities like seaside heights new jersey, there are no recovery teams and residents yet. and frustrations are building. >> talk to me. talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house. i'd rather care about your life. >> reporter: lives that like the atlantic coast have been battered around torn apart. >> we have no lek fris electric heat. we need more help. >> reporter: supplies and support are pouring in, water by the druk loads, troops and heavy equipment, still the need is overwhelming. >> the full toll of hurricane sandy on new yorkers is still emerging. >> reporter: the recovery still unfolding. subway trains are slowly coming back online. charging stations provide a lifeline through technology. but it's the lives like these, thousands waiting for buses in brooklyn, cars trying to inch back into the city, and miles of motorists waiting for gas pushing at times literally to try and come back. >> recovering from it is not going to be easy. but by working together,
of north carolina are the leading drops now from what is once again hurricane sandy. no weather concerns today. a good day to clean the gutters and storm drains and get yourselves ready. tomorrow the rain drops move in. rain and wind increasing rapidly and then monday and tuesday will be the worst of it for us. more on that coming up. >> thanks, chuck. >>> cuba and the caribbean are cleaning up the destruction from sandy after the hurricane packed a punch through the day yesterday. in the caribbean the death toll is up to 43 people including 29 in haiti. the numbers are expected to rise because more than a quarter million people are still living in temporary, unsecured housing from the earthquake there from 2010. flooding is also a concern as river levels are also on the rise. >> as we continue to track hurricane sandy people are getting ready for big storm. many people will get a little extra help to prevent flooding from the district public works department. news 4's derrick ward is live from rfk stadium with more on that. >> reporter: good morning. we're in lot 7 at rfk stadium. if yo
press show." many ditch ways hurricane sandy has impacted this election both in terms of the physical impact and in terms of the message of the campaign. peter, we were talking during the break early voting is another way. it shut down campaign events. the state of maryland and other states have shut down early voting. and also think about -- there are a lot of polling places that are -- are either going to be wiped out or not ready in some coastal areas particularly parts of virginia, delaware, may have to find new polling places or whatever. across the board. >> a lot of people without power and not to make this too political but you look at swing states like virginia, a lot of people without power in virginia. 500,000 people without power in pennsylvania. obviously you've got new york and new jersey and the district of columbia and maryland. it is a week away. >> bill: another impact, too for the last four nights, certainly, the network news has started out the first 15 minutes has been about the stor
. there's abc's matt gutman, he's been wading through it day and night. >> and hurricane sandy is such an unusual storm. a once in a generation event. sam is leading our team coverage from lower manhattan. and, sam, what exactly makes sandy so different and so powerful? >> oh, george, there's a huge list about this storm. but first, let's start with the size of this thing. we're going to show you the 3-d satellite. you're going to see the clouds that stretch from well, really, bermuda all the way up the coastline to hudson bay and canada and beyond the arctic circle. with the 3-d view, you can actually see there's been a little center. we've seen some eye in the storm and then it starts to go away. some people are surprised the storm going north gained a little strength overnight. and it did that because it moved into the warmer waters of the gulf stream. it runs off the eastern seaboard and it gives that storm the little oomph that it needs before tell heads to the coastline. all the experts are still pointing to the storm just to the shoreline around 1:00 this morning, somewh
. >> here are up-to-the-minute details on the impact of hurricane sandy. at least 62 people are now dead in the storm's wake. about 6 million homes and businesses across the northeast are still without power. that's down from 8.5 million at the storm's peak. >> president barack obama was in new jersey joined by governor christie. the president told the people there in his words, we're going to be here for the long haul. >> it was back to school today for most of the students in our area. many kids from maryland to virginia returned to classes. a few schools remained closed because of lingering power outages. >> some of the worst damage we've seen has been along the new jersey shore. tonight, we have a report from kingsburg, new jersey. the police there say about 70% of that area is under water. jim ronfield has our report from there. jim? >> reporter: kingsburg is on a long list tonight of bayshore communities in crisis. a little progress to report about that water you referenced. we've seen it receding here on beachway. a lot of debris left behind and this storm has left behind scars to
>>> we are he following some breaking news related to superstorm sandy. take a look at this measmsing pictures. at least 50 homes have been destroyed in raging fire in tweens queens, new york. this is the beach town of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. -- take a look at these amazing pictures. the fire has gone for six alarms. we will keep you updated throughout the morning. superstorm sandy slam ad shore last night. at least 13 are reported dead. >> and over 5 million or in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed again today and there are states of emergency declared in eight states n new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some of subways. >> another tough day for commuters ahead. once again, metrobus service and train service will not run this morning. an announcement on when service will be restored will be made later on today after metro is able to assess the damage from sandy. also, metro access service will remain suspended all day tuesday. now, customers can check metro service s
are watching hurricane sandy very closely for you this morning. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. a very busy morning indeed. tucker barnes will have the latest information as soon as we get it. >> before we talk with him, first the warnings about this storm are being taken very seriously. >> there is a long list of what is closed today. metro is closed today. that includes all rail, bus and metro access service. the federal government is also closed. d.c. government offices or closed as well and so are most schools across it is region. >> for a full list of closures gorks to myfoxdc.com. we are also running all the closures on the top of your screen. -- for a full list of closures, go to myfoxdc.com. >> tucker, can you at least -- i know you are very busy over there. here, we have a picture it was right now. what is the latest on this? >> so, we're now looking it at the outer band of sandy actually working their way inland and starting to approach our area. see that banding taking place. see the yellows and reds pushing as contract bay. that is one of the outer bands. you
scheduled in new hampshire for tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing some trouble with early voting. the lines stretched around some polling places ahead of the storm on saturday. look at the line there. fox 5's maureen umeh sat down with mark plotkin to talk about more on this. >> reporter: fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us now to talk more about the impact of sandy on voting. >> i didn't know i was going to be the weather man. >> early voting being compromised because of this. how will this affect the race? >> you know that governor romney canceled a trip to virginia beach. that is a very pivotal area that republicans thought they would immediate to do well in and any visit there delayed or postponed obviously hurts a candidate. he is going to ohio. so is president obama. in terms of the eastern coast, north carolina really is going to go romney. i don't think it will be affected but the only real state is virginia. that one will be affected by the lack of presidential visits during this three-day or four- day period. >> with both candidates having to throw out the fou
we begin our sandy aftermath coverage live in frederick maryland. >> frederick county has been really hard hit by sandy. one of the problems has been flooding. this is the monocacy river. parks were flooded, the historic mill got wet, and a lot of people are without power as well. we met some who say they are lucky to be alive. somehow, sandy found this tiny mountain ridge they gave no shelter. along the stretch of road, hundreds of trees are down. >> we see a lot of storms appear, but this is the worst for sure. >> tim his wife, and his children were all home on monday when the winds began to roar. >> when we heard that boom, that is nothing you want to hear. this is what we saw. it was pretty bad. >> the treat landed right on his bed just an hour or so before he and his wife planned to go to bed. down the lane, terry was hoping she and her house would survive as well. >> all we could hear was cracking and thumping and the house shaking. the tops of the trees hit. one in the front and one along the front corner. >> then came the rain. all the creeks in this valley drain into t
, with the aftermath of superstorm sandi and full scope of devastation that's just now coming into view. these are new pictures just in to cnn minutes ago. the storm's death toll in the united states stands now at 40. new york police say 22 were killed in the city alone. check out this video from an nypd helicopter. across the region, thousands of people had to be rescued from their flooded homes. many were chased to their rooftops to escape the rising waters. today, as national guard troops roll into overwhelmed towns and villages, normalcy seems so far out of reach. more than 6 million homes and businesses still without power. and many will be shivering bus they don't have heat either for days and days to come. we have a lot to cover this morning. let's begin by narrowing our focus. first stop, new jersey. some of the most jaw-dropping images are coming in from the jersey shore. the resort area that has entertained vacationing americans for generations, one iconic landmark, the atlantic city boardwalk, lost a big chunk due to crashing waves. governor chris christie says the damage to the state's bea
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
clarksburg. >>> more now on the superstorm stand sandy aftermath. maryland is serving two ambulance strike team to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey. each team consists of five ambulances and one supervisor. they will be heading out at 5:45 this morning for egg harbor township west of atlantic city. >> atlantic city's legendary boardwalk is destroyed due to the storm as well as a countless number of businesses and homes along the coastline. farther north, 25% of hoboken is still under water trapping thousands of residents there. nearly 3 million people in the garden state are still without power. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas yesterday. we'll have a live update from new jersey coming up at 5:30. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy. sky fox flew over the area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads. this morning, officials tell fox 5 the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> new this morning, crews are s
>> it is 7:00 p.m. on the east coast and hurricane sandy is hitting hard. this is a cnbc special report. the waves pounding hard-hit atlantic city, new jersey tonight. plenty of dramatic pictures. >> first we'll start with meteorologist todd gross to get the latest on the storm. >> specifically the storm is basically coming to its heights but not in terms of the water. i'll explain y.can you see some of the winds right now including right here over islip, long island. 59-mile-per-hour gust. now 78 miles per hour. and that's the strongest that we've seen so far. however, take a look at the storm surge that we're expecting just a couple of hours from now when it's high tide. you know, this is full moon coming up tonight which aggravates this a little bit, enough so that this is likely to happen. four to eight-foot storm surge around the south shore of long island, down to the east shore of new jersey. then we have the water funneling in along the long island sound, and that's going to be a big problem with a storm surge of 6 to 11 feet. what does that mean? that means that the actu
significant damage. >>> hurricane sandy is severely affecting the presidential race, which we knew it might. with one week before election day, the candidates canceled all their events today. president barack obama is at the white house and monitoring the impact. aids for governor mitt romney say if anything he'll take part in some sort of relief effort. it's all very much up in the air right now depending on the storm. >> we've got plenty ahead this morning, but first, some areas just aren't dealing with rain. a look at snow in west virginia and north carolina. >> maryland also getting snow as well.  >>> super storm sand r sandy slammed the shore last night and it is deadly. at least 13 are reported dead and five million are in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed today. states of emergency declared in eight different states and in new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some subways. >> we saw the picture earlier too. it shows how hard it hit up there. we got a significant hit as well. >> we'll have to wait
of of a partly to mostly cloudy day today as sandy continues to drift north with high temperatures in the mid others. so bring along a jacket. it will be cool this morning and even later today with cloudiness around. that is a first look at the forecast. back to you. >> thank you. >>> some of the top stories this morning, the death toll from the u.s. from superstorm sandy as now topped 70. meantime, maryland is sending two ambulance strike teams to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey a countle number of home along the shoreline have been damaged or destroyed and some areas are still too hazardous to allow residents to go back in. farther north, about 25% of hoboken is still under water. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in northwest d.c. they were called to what witnesses say is a warehouse late last night. it is locatedded on moore street right near union market. we do have a crew on the way there and we'll have the latest updates soon. >>> stafford county sheriff's have stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart, last soon in a red hyundai accent with virginia plates
can give us the latest on the forecast and tell us what is happening with sandy. hey, tucker. >> good morning, tony. good morning, allison. good morning, everybody. things have gradually been improving out there. although i wouldn't say all clear yet. heavy rain across the region and still the potential for some winds gusting to about 40 to 50 miles an hour. not done yet but things should gradually get better today. a live look at the radar and you can see that we've still got plenty of rain across the region, including a pretty good little batch there of rain that is just developed in the last 15 minutes, just north and west of the city, working down toward bethesda, and that will be working inside the city here. in fact, it is now down toward old town alexandra as well. plenty of rain across the region. continues to fall. and rain totals starting to get very impressive numbers and all three area airports yesterday had record rainfall for the day including 4 1/2 inches out of dulles. a lot of rain out there. saturated soil. that will cause some additional flooding issues later today.
weather alert. devastation sandy has left behind unimaginable and cities must begin the grueling recovery . the super storm killed 55 men, women and children and first responders. estimates of the physical damage are at 20 billion dollars and the recover will have to wait. eight million people are in the dark and aren't expected to get power back for weeks. hardest hit is new jersey, new york and pennsylvania. meanwhile, the president of the united states asked mayor bloomburg, i would like to take a look at all of the damage and mayor bloomburg had a press conference and said we are flattered by the fact that the president of the united states would like to come and visit us, but not right now and we are really busy and the first responders need to pay to exeem put things back in order. it would be great if the president goes to new jersey and the president will tour the devastation with the chief executive new jersey chris christy. >> gretchen: when the president comes the city is shut down . the city can't have security detail and anything like that at all. but he will go to new jersey
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